HotHardware Giving Thanks System Sweepstakes Winner!

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HotHardware Giving Thanks System Sweepstakes!To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., HotHardware and our friends at Intel and PCAudioLabs teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting full-system give-away! This time around we gave you all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, a Gigabyte Z68-based motherboard, and an Intel SSD—among many other goodies--all wrapped up in a slick, aluminum case. To sweeten the deal, the system also sports over $600 worth of additional software, including Cakewalk Sonar X1, NI Komplete Elements, softsynths, effects, and content, as well as separate dedicated system, audio, and sample library hard drives.

The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom built audio-creation rig are listed below:


PCAudioLabs Rok Box MC 7xs

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K
  • Cooling: PCAL Quiet Operation
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68 Motherboard
  • Memory: 16GB DDR3-1333 (4x4GB)
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5450
  • Power Supply: 600 Watts
  • Optical Drive: Pioneer 24x CD / DVD DL Burner
  • SRT Drive: Intel 311 SSD (20GB)
  • Primary Drive: 500GB, 7200RPM, 16MB cache
  • Audio Drive: 1TB, 7200RPM, 32MB cache
  • Sample Drive: 2TB, 7200RPM, 64MB cache
  • I/O: Firewire 400 PCI Card
  • Input: Logitech KB and Mouse
  • OS: Windows 7 Professional x64

Well, we've had a chance to review all of the entries and have picked the winner. So without further delay...

manduh - You are the winner!

Shoot us a note with your full contact information and we'll let you know when the machine ships! Congrats from Team HotHardware! We hope you enjoy it!

And for the hundreds of runners-up (there are no losers around here!), keep those commenting fingers limber--we'll be announcing our next giveaway TODAY and you’ll definitely want to stick around!
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Congrats Manduh! Enjoy them music :)

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 2:18 PM

Congrats Manduh, hope you and your BF enjoy working with this awesome system!

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rrplay replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 2:27 PM

Congratulations ManduHH !    Smile

Pretty sure you will put this sweet PCAudio Labs rig to some very good use &  share some of  that goodness with the rest of us.Cool

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FreeJet replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 2:37 PM

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slugbug replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 2:41 PM

Congrats Manduh!

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 2:44 PM

Well that was quick...

Big SmileCakeCongratulations Manduh!CakeBig Smile

Your boyfriend will be real pleased having this beast of an audio machine, he really deserved it. You were mighty helpful, friendly, conversational and most of all, dedicated like rrplay! I hope you send some pictures of the rig all set up in his studio our way maybe?

 

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Manduh replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 2:52 PM

 

Surprise OMFG!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!  Big Smile

I was in the bath reading on my iPad when I saw this and almost dropped it in the water!! I screeched and my bf came running in thinking something happened, I told him to read what was on my ipad screen. He was absolutely shocked and frozen with the biggest smile on his face saying over and over YOU WON IT?? NO WAY!!!!!

 

HotHardware and PCAL you just made my boyfriend the happiest dood on the planet right now!! Which makes me the happiest girl on the planet too!! 

 

Needless to say that was the quickest bath I've ever had LoL I jumped out to come post my sincere gratitude to you guys and to PCAudioLabs for providing the rig!! My nerves are going crazy and I'm teary eyed with excitment and happiness!!

 

Again thank you sooooo much!!!  

Those words just don't seem to be doing any justice for the way I'm feeling right now!!

And I, of course, will post pictures! I'm going to want to brag all over the web!!!  Big Smile  Big Smile  Big Smile  Big Smile 

 

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Wahoo congrats Manduh!

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acarzt replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 3:00 PM

Congrats!

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Aoshi replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 3:00 PM

Congrats Manduh!!!

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slugbug replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 3:04 PM

I can give you some tips on how to save some money with the Customs brokerage fees and taxes, etc.

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Congrats Manduh!!

Again I hope it serves you well and thanks for being apart of the HH community.

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eunoia replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 3:22 PM

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...pending.

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Yeah, to echo previous comments, congrats to you make sure some good music is made with it now :)

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LBowen replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 6:36 PM

Congrats Manduh, you are now part of the circle. Your papers will be sent and you must return them signed post-haste. It said "blood required" on mine so I just used a red sharpie :)

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It's so exciting to see all the happy hot hardware family members. More awesome prize to come that you can count on :P

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 7:14 PM

I see you have a new avatar to the left; who's wedding is it? :)

 

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Mine from about five years ago. I am having difficulty finding any decent pictures of myself since I am usually he one taking the pictures. Plus I decided to have it match my facebook profile pic Smile Gotta have the wifey take a decent picture of me for a few places.

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OMG ! MANDUH ! you won this too !.. CONGRATS! damn it's yourr luckyy day !.. you got soo lucky !..:)

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Manduh replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 8:46 PM

holy smokes I know. Today has been the best day ever!! Thanks! This Rok Box is the best thing I've EVER won!!

Unfortunately I think my bf will be taking it over though :( lol I'm definitely getting on it once in a while, I'll fight him for it haha

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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AAHAH good luck with that. :D your bf is gonna keep it all to himself !.:D it's a great system ! :)

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Grats Manduh... and your *ahem*

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RSmith replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 9:22 PM

Congrats girl, get yo pay, lol, it's payday for real!

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jonation replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 10:35 PM

congrats!

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OSunday replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 11:09 PM

Congrats Manduh!

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 11:21 PM

Frickin Sweet Manduh enjoy this one it is a piece of work and post some music or MM you do on it not to mention pics Benches etc..........

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Jheck1 replied on Thu, Dec 1 2011 11:23 PM

Wow Manduh...awesome rig...congratz!!

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Congrats Manduh! I hope you will enjoy on this prize. and have a fun with it!

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Happy B Day i mean thanks giving day manduh glad you won !

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realneil replied on Fri, Dec 2 2011 12:24 PM

Very good!!

Congrats to you. I'm glad to think that this computer will be used by someone who will leave it as it is and not turn it into a gaming rig.

It's truly a bitchin' tool.

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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Congrats! 

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slugbug replied on Fri, Dec 2 2011 12:43 PM

Here are some tips to save some money on Brokerage fees and taxes, etc.when your package arrives in Canada. Try to get a tracking number from the shipper and then call up UPS, FEDEX, etc and ask if there will be any money to pay. If it is a large amount you can request to clear the package through Customs yourself and save the brokerage, etc.. You'll want to do this as quickly as possible.

They may try to tell you that you cannot clear packages yourself but this is a lie. You have the option of going to their location and picking up the documents or asking them to email/fax to you. Once you have the documents in hand you simply take them to your closest Canada Customs office and pay the small brokerage fee and taxes. Send the completed paperwork back to the Courier and grin when you tell them how much cash you saved Stick out tongue

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grats! good news to hear someone who is actually gonna use it for audio won it :)

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Congrats!!!! I completely missed this announcement. Enjoy it @manduh!!! Now you just need to invest in a nice set of speakers if you don't have them already!

Now you're just mashing it!

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Manduh replied on Fri, Dec 2 2011 7:03 PM

Thanks everyone!! You all are so kind :D

@slugbug I'll message you on FB once I hear more about costs and such Thanks :)

@Drake, ya my bf has a $900 Harman Kardon set up, which will go nicely with the Rok Box.

We're really excited to get our hands on the system and he's looking forward to checking out the software and samples that are included. :D

We couldn't be happier!!! Thanks again!!! :D

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congrats manduh       Big Smile

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Manduh replied on Mon, Dec 12 2011 11:35 AM

The Rok Box just arrived!!!!

Holy smokes, I'm absolutely thrilled to have it here in my hands!!!!  Thanks again HotHardware for the amazing prize, and thanks to PcAudioLabs, again for sponsoring HH!!!  

Once I finish with my running around and get it set up I'll start a new thread with some unboxing pics, and will update it with anything creative made on it!! BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!!  :D

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!

Big Smile

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rrplay replied on Mon, Dec 12 2011 12:31 PM

Manduh:

The Rok Box just arrived!!!!

Holy smokes, I'm absolutely thrilled to have it here in my hands!!!!  Thanks again HotHardware for the amazing prize, and thanks to PcAudioLabs, again for sponsoring HH!!!  

Once I finish with my running around and get it set up I'll start a new thread with some unboxing pics, and will update it with anything creative made on it!! BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!!  :D

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!

Big Smile

Woo-Hooo !! GREAT !!   and can't wait to see the thread and hear some of goodness being made with it . Congrats Again !!

you must be absoulutley stoked ManduHH !! 

No doubt about it !!  HH the sponsors &  this community always delivers the best !!  Smile

 

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